About Us FAQs
What makes us different from other tutoring companies?
Our tutors are consistent and committed to seeing your child succeed. Our students are confident, encouraged, and excited to learn. Our tutoring subscription plans are month-to-month, and you are welcome to upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.
Do you offer consultations?
Each student has a unique situation. We always conduct an initial consultation to develop a tailored set of services that best suits students’ needs and goals.
Private Tutoring: Where? How long? How often?
Our private tutoring services are available at our educational center in Frisco, TX. Sessions are typically two to three hours in length, depending on the student’s needs, such as remediation, upcoming tests, or deadlines. Developing a consistent schedule is vital for their academic success; however, we can work with students’ changing schedules when needed.
What is the teacher/student ratio?
Our private tutoring services are almost always one-on-one. However, we can accommodate small group programs upon request.
How does private tutoring work?
The principal focus of private tutoring is subject-specific remediation or enrichment. We will use a combination of the student’s textbooks/workbooks/materials, internally developed resources, and other Open Educational Resources (OER). Our objective is to reinforce the content taught in their standard classroom. If remediation is necessary, the tutor may need extra time to build missing foundational skills.
Do you offer group tutoring?
Yes, we do! Call us, email us or fill out our form to learn more!
What subjects do you offer?
We offer most math, science, reading, writing, foreign language, and coding for elementary through college age students.
How do I know if my child needs tutoring?
Your child may be having issues with their academics at school and are underperforming. Your child may find their assignments too easy and need a challenge or extension of their academics. Your child may be procrastinating too often and in need of management skills. Your child may need additional motivation or help to build their confidence.
Where can I meet with my tutor?
We have built a brand new learning center in Frisco, Texas. While we can offer distance learning or in-home learning, we find our students perform best when not confined to their homes or distracted in busy coffee shops or libraries. Let us give you a tour of our brand new facility!
Are your tutors qualified?
Every one of our tutors has significant teaching or tutoring experience. Tutors vary from overachieving high school and college students, college-degreed, experienced homeschool/co-op teachers, or retired certified teachers. We match our tutors with students that allow both to succeed. We extensively vet our new tutor prospects through a rigorous process to ensure our team will always exceed our parent’s expectations to educate their children.
How long is one session?
One to three hours long. Anything more than three hours can be overwhelming, and anything less than one is not sufficient enough. Our experience shows that two to three hours are most effective for students.
Do you have payment plans?
We do not offer payment plans. However, we offer discounts on prepurchase hours/sessions in bulk for the month or quarter. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need more information on our payment plans.
What is the cancellation policy?
We have a 12-hour cancellation policy. If a session is canceled within less than 12 hours, the session will not be refunded.
How often should my child get lessons?
Depending on your child’s needs and goals, we recommend lessons be as often as your schedule permits. Give our team a call. We would be happy to give a specific answer based upon the concerns and goals for your child.
Do you offer homeschooling help?
We do! Feel free to call us, email us, or book a free intro call here so that we can match you with one of our outstanding homeschool teachers!
Is there a homeschool curriculum?
Our homeschooling program is based on the individual attention we provide to each of our students. While we do use some formal curricula, we determine the interests and abilities of our students to help them realize their highest potential. We design a program and build dynamically from there. Our method produces student achievement and satisfaction. This individualized academic approach is based on establishing goals, checking for achievement, and continuously towards mastery. Our teachers personalize instruction, adapting curricula to meet the needs of our students.
Are you a school? Are you accredited?
We are not a school and are not accredited. We assist families with the homeschool process and supplement traditional learning with additional tutoring.
Is homeschooling legal?
Yes. Every parent has the right to provide an exceptional education for their child. For many, personalized education is a desirable alternative to large impersonal group settings, especially within recent years.
Are homeschools regulated in Texas the same way as traditional private schools?
No, homeschoolers are not regulated in the same ways as public schools. In short, homeschools in Texas are private schools for compulsory attendance, and the state does not regulate private schools. There is also no minimum amount of hours you must homeschool each day. The public school district also has no authority to approve curricula used by private schools. Read more about the differences in the regulation of private schools and homeschools in Texas.
ACT Test Prep FAQs
Are ACT preparation classes worth it?
Yes, ACT preparation classes are worth it. Our tutors review material students have learned in ways they may not have encountered. ACT preparation sessions will help identify strengths and weaknesses, provide a study plan, and allow students to practice taking tests released by ACT. We have an edge because we take every test as they are released to stay fresh on techniques and material. This dedication to remaining current has lifted some of our highest achieving students from not only being accepted to the colleges of their choice but to them receiving scholarships for those colleges.
Is a 34 on the ACT good?
A 34 on the ACT is a perfect score. Sometimes, ACT scores are hard to interpret. Students who score a 34 on the ACT are in the 98th percentile of those taking the ACT exam.
How much does ACT prep cost?
Visit our pricing page to learn more about our fees.
SAT Test Preparation FAQs
How can I improve my SAT score by 200 points?
There is no right or wrong way to increase your SAT score as long as you put in the work. SAT prep courses are a great way to improve your SAT score. For more information on SAT scores, check out our guide on SAT scores.
Are SAT prep courses worth it?
Yes, SAT preparation classes are worth it. Our tutors review material students have learned in ways they may not have encountered. ACT preparation sessions will help identify strengths and weaknesses, provide a study plan, and allow students to practice taking tests released by ACT. We have an edge because we take every test as they are released to stay fresh on techniques and material. This dedication to remaining current has lifted some of our highest achieving students from not only being accepted to the colleges of their choice but to them receiving scholarships for those colleges.
STAAR Test Prep FAQs
Is the STAAR Test Hard?
The STAAR test is meant to be an assessment of what a student has retained at the end of a school year. However, COVID-19 protocols appear to have caused a decrease in the percentage of students who pass portions of the STAAR test. The section that has been affected the most by a lack of in-person instruction is math. Therefore, some extra tutoring in all areas, but especially math, would be beneficial.
What is a Passing Score on the STAAR?
Each grade level receives a unique version of the test that requires a score of 25% to 35% to pass, depending on the district. Parents will receive a report card that shows their child’s overall performance in each area.
How Many Times can you Retake the STAAR Test?
The test is given three times per year in the fall, spring, and summer. It can be retaken at any point, provided the high school student has passed the appropriate course.
ISEE Test Preparation FAQs
What is on the ISEE test?
The ISEE has five sections – verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics achievement, and an essay.
How much does it cost to take the ISEE?
The cost to take the ISEE varies. Depending on location and accommodations, the cost can range from $89 to $180. If you choose to register over the phone, it will cost you an extra $20.
Who takes the ISEE test?
Students seeking to enroll in an independent (private) school may be required to take the ISEE test. Students in grades 7 or 8 take the middle level ISEE. Students in grades 9-12 take the upper level ISEE.
TSI Test Prep FAQs
What is the TSI Exam?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment is a program that measures a student’s readiness for college-level courses in math, reading, and writing. Colleges also use the TSI results to help place students in appropriate courses and determine if any interventions are necessary.
The TSI exam consists primarily of multiple-choice questions. Additionally, students may be asked to write a five-paragraph persuasive essay.
Who needs to take the TSI Assessment and Exemptions?
All incoming college students in Texas must take the TSI assessment unless they are exempt. The most common TSI exemptions are granted for the following reasons:
- ACT Scores – scoring higher than a 23 (composite), including a minimum score of 19 on both the English and math tests.
- SAT Scores – scoring higher than a 1070 (combined verbal + math), with a minimum score of 500 on both sections.
- TAKS Scores – scoring higher than 2200 on both the math and English Language Arts section, as well as a 3 or higher on the writing subsection.
- Veteran Status – veterans, active duty, and/or reserve status for 3 years before enrollment.
- Transfer Students – you are exempt if you have already satisfactorily completed college-level courses.
- Certificate Students – you are exempt if you enroll in certificate programs (one year or less) at a public institution.
- The official rules regarding exemptions can be found here.
What is on the TSI exam?
The TSI exam covers 4 different sections – mathematics, reading, writing, and an essay section. The TSI exam consists primarily of multiple-choice questions.
What is the best way to study for the TSI?
The best way to prepare for the TSI is to meet one-on-one with a tutor, reviewing subject matter and skills assessed on the exam. Your student will have opportunities to take released TSI exams as part of our program.